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« on: October 09, 2009 05:19:10 AM »

Hi, this is a thread for showing and discussing our historic crafts, and for collecting interesting links to your favourite historic periods!
As we historic crafters won't have a board of our own any time soon, this might be an alternative - still better than searching all craftster for five different spelling varieties of nalbinding Grin or have your favourite period's crafts shattered all over the boards.

The participants of the current history swap are invited to post links for their partners here, so we can all have access to those resources. Discussion about historic periods will be in the swap thread, but if you have a good site or a good book list that will enable your partner to craft something for your favourite historic period, other historic crafters would be happy to find it here!

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009 06:03:13 AM »

I'll start by posting the links of historic crafts I have found on craftster. I am aware the list is not complete, as I remember lots of other stuff I have seen on craftster, but, well, there will be enough time to add things.

For these links, I will not give specific periods, but the technique or the board they were in.

First, my favourite:


blog article: https://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=2998#more-2998

Naalbinded hat: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271104.0

Hot Fuschia, Nalbinding and Kumihimo join hands: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178515.0

Small Pouch ancient knotting technique of Nalbinding - new photos added May 27: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=171560.0

Stone Age knitting--Nalbinded Scarf https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84590.0

Purses in nalbinding: 'Mystic spirale, but I'll change the name' [lots of pics]https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=264542.0

Grasp for breath: the thunderbolt [mature connotations for the unholy viewer]https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267282.0

Nalbinding: Mini Ruby, my first completed doll https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278152.0

Nalbinding: Tiny baby turtles https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278138.0

Nalbinding: all kinds of Viking-like hats [img heavy like a stone] https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282641.0

pouch with crest https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312527.0

Needlebound wristwarmers https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=321922.0

great time to learn something new: nalbinding https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=315507.0

Nalbinding tutorials
A useful list:

Tutorials in German:

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009 06:20:58 AM »

And to keep the thread craft-related and not just stealing server space, here are some of my newer projects:

some fun with the Muesen stitch, in an early stage - supposed to become a round container of some sort

some fingerless mittens, York stitch, in progress:

my most favourite pouch from colors I dyed:

Better shot of the colors:

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009 07:21:29 AM »

Historic garments from the costume board:
only very roughly sorted by period

Two Elizabethan Gowns for the 2009 Renfaire Season. (Image Obese) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=320847.0

New Renaissance Elizabethan Noble Court Gown https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317694.0

Middle Class Elizabethean (slightly pic heavy) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=308712.0

Elizabethan graduation robes https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=101739.0

Yes, Martin Luther DID have a wife... =!HERETICAL AMOUNT OF PICTURES!= https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318905.0

Rococo cream- a dress costume https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312840.0

Victorian Bustle, 1880s, Cream & Black https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282904.0

Beautiful Victorian Hat - Vintage Reconstruction https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298034.0

Victorian Swimwear! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=290198.0

Plague Doctor and Victim https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307702.0

1540's dress https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312147.0

1570s Red Court Gown - Image Heavy **UPDATED WITH NEW PHOTOS** https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=307742.0

Random SCA (medieval/renaissance re-enacting) Stuff - PHOTOS!! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=260640.0

Regency Corset https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309469.0

Costume: Regency Day Wear! (1811-1820) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=256217.0

1860's ballgown(lotsapicturesandavideo!) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289051.0

Bloomers!!!  Vintage Bathers Party https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=306409.0

New from old - a repurposed Cranach gown turns into a 15th c. kirtle. Smiley https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=299865.0

Victorian "Derby Murder Mystery" Dress! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=302760.0

late 1880s dress https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=300938.0

Lookit the Booty on HER! (img hvy) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246032.0

Anno 1800 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=295572.0

19th Century Riding Hat https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291681.0

Reconstructed Tail Coat https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287925.0

1857 Evening Gown - A work in progress (NOW DONE!!) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236409.0

vive le revolution!  french revolutionary costume https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176167.0

Men's Madrigal / Renaissance Costume https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=276459.0

Medieval fighting dress *VERY IMG HEAVY* https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250710.0

my ren fair costume (and other period costumes) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12086.0

Renaissance Me! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190491.0

1580's Working Class Italian - Renaissance Costume https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239882.0

'Ever After' Italian Renaissance Gowns https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211524.0

period costume https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=222942.0

Medieval re-enactment tabard, lots of applique https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=209344.0

Civil War Ball gown (lots of images!!) https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=181036.0

Civil War dress - from a fashion plate! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=164823.0

new Civil War camp dress a.k.a. costume https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=156848.0

Civil War "scottish" blouse and waist https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120216.0

9 day civil war dress; plus underpinnings https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=251301.0

Tutorials and techniques:

Narnia shirt and gauntlets (pic heavy)

(Girl's) Leather Armor Tutorial

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009 04:32:01 PM »

While I'm not all about the historical techniques, I do like blackwork, a form of embroidery popular in the Elizabethan era. I had a look at the Elizabethan gowns above, but only the Middle Class one appeared to have a bit of blackwork. It was often used in the white garments to give a bit of life to large white linen spaces.
This is probably the ultimate resource:
and this one's pretty good as well:

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009 03:29:36 PM »

Yes, blackwork is beautiful, I have seen it blogged somewhere. Have you done blackwork? Because if you did, I'd like to see it.

Here are the early Anglo-Saxon links from the swap discussion thread:

Sutton Hoo:

The Staffordshire hoard:
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2009 07:09:09 PM »

I am fascinated by the nalbinding. I had no idea there was an entire craft I've  never even heard of! Neat. c:

   I thought I'd add a couple of  links to some of the 5 historical periods I chose:

   A link to a Mongolian Art Museum, there's some beautiful artifacts there: http://www.mongolianantique.com/gallery.php

    Da Vinci's blueprints: http://mr_sedivy.tripod.com/davinci1.html



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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009 07:56:47 PM »

Sorry I am late to this thread.  I have been dealing with other issues at home.

I don't have all of my links gathered together yet, but I will post very soon.

And thank you so much for starting this thread.  I'm looking forward to checking out each and every one of these links.

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009 08:25:09 PM »

Great resources! Excited to check out our craftsters' projects that I had missed.

I'm sure if you've ever browsed the internet for historical patterns (in particular free ones), you've come across this site: http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/freepatterns/index.html

But I just had to mention it, because I've been loving adapting their Victorian patterns (primarily to fit someone who is nowhere near Victorian sized).

I've also gotten into smocking... Does anyone have any historical resources? Since I do it entirely by hand, I can't imagine the technique has changed all that much...

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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2009 04:17:35 AM »

graverobbergirl, were you just looking for general information?
  I found some here: http://www.smocking.org.za/smocking/history.php

Hope that helps. c:

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